I'm quite a competitive person. I don't only like to win arguments, I like to win in just about anything. The only reason I play a game is to beat it. Obviously, I don't get to win all the time but the urge to win keeps me motivated.
Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing - Henry Russell Sanders
Turns out there are quite a few advantages with this must-win philosophy. The most obvious would be the motivation you get if you are hell-bent on winning. Before jumping into a new game, I prefer to do some research and read strategy guides. Every exploit in the game will be utilized as long as it's not considered cheating.
As many of you know, to get really good at something, you need to focus and invest lots of time in it. What this means is that, in order to win, you need to focus on only the things that matters and ignore everything else. This automatically makes you a minimalist.
Arguably the most important aspect of this, is the confidence you gained from winning. This allows you to build success on top of your previous successes and let's you tackle bigger and bigger things from the momentum.
I guess it's time to start winning?